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Trusts, Estates, & Wills in Michigan:
You have worked hard for many years building your estate. Shouldn’t you be in charge of what happens to all of your hard earned assets? The law offices of Rodnick, Unger, Piraino & Ingber, PLLC can help you develop and implement a plan to transfer your assets before and after your death that best meets your needs. To ensure that the people who you want to inherit you assets receive as much as possible in the exact manner you desire.
We can easily adapt your estate to your unique circumstances and concerns. We can help you create an estate plan that through powers of attorney and directives enable you to ensure both prior to and following your death your wishes are carried out and you achieve the most efficient transfer of your assets to your extended beneficiaries. Our firm is experienced in preparing specialized trusts that enable clients to retain control over how their assets are managed and distributed following their death.
Our firm is capable of providing specialized trusts.
Every estate plan should include a will. If the value of the estate is small, then a simple will may suffice to transfer your assets. If the value of the estate is larger and real estate is involved, it is oftentimes better to have your assets held in trust and have a pour-over will as a backup. This can accomplish many different goals, such as avoiding probate. This will also give you the confidence to know that upon your death your assets will be distributed in a timely manner and to those persons you have designated. If you die with assets outside of the trust, the pour-over will directs the assets to pour into the trust and be distributed in accordance with the trust directions.
While our law firm can help you develop an estate plan, we also assist personal representatives in the probate process after a person dies. Probate is the judicial proceeding required to transfer title to the deceased heirs or beneficiaries under a will. If you are named as the personal representative by the terms of the will or would like to become the administrator of the estate of a family member who did not have a will, our law firm can help you become appointed by the probate court. We can also assist you in all subsequent probate court matters and procedures until the administration of the estate has been completed.
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We can easily adapt your estate to your unique circumstances and concerns.
Guardianship & Conservatorship
In addition to our expertise in trusts, estates, and wills, the law offices of Rodnick, Unger, Piraino & Ingber, PLLC offer comprehensive guidance and support in matters of guardianship and conservatorship. These legal arrangements are designed to protect individuals who are unable to make decisions or manage their affairs independently due to incapacity, disability, or other circumstances.
Guardianship is a legal process in which the court appoints a guardian to make personal and medical decisions on behalf of an individual, known as the ward, who is deemed incapable of making such decisions themselves. The guardian is responsible for advocating for the ward’s best interests and ensuring their well-being. Our attorneys can assist you in navigating the guardianship process, including:
Petition for Guardianship: We will help you prepare and file the necessary legal documents to initiate the guardianship proceedings, demonstrating the need for a guardian and presenting evidence supporting your suitability for the role.
Guardian Appointment: We will guide you through the court proceedings, representing your interests and advocating for the appointment of a guardian. The court will carefully consider the best interests of the ward before making a decision.
Ongoing Duties and Responsibilities: Once appointed as a guardian, you will have certain duties and responsibilities, including making decisions related to the ward’s personal care, medical treatment, and living arrangements. Our firm can provide guidance and support to ensure you fulfill your obligations in compliance with legal requirements.
Conservatorship, also known as guardianship of the estate, involves the court appointment of a conservator to manage the financial affairs and assets of an individual who is unable to do so independently. The conservator is responsible for safeguarding the individual’s assets, paying bills, managing investments, and handling other financial matters. Our attorneys can assist you with the conservatorship process, including:
Petition for Conservatorship: We will assist you in preparing the necessary legal documents to initiate the conservatorship proceedings, demonstrating the need for a conservator and providing evidence of your suitability for the role.
Conservator Appointment: We will represent you in court, advocating for your appointment as conservator. The court will carefully consider the individual’s best interests and assess your ability to handle their financial affairs.
Ongoing Duties and Responsibilities: As a conservator, you will have fiduciary responsibilities to act in the individual’s best interests and manage their finances prudently. Our firm will provide guidance and support to help you fulfill your duties and comply with legal requirements.
At Rodnick, Unger, Piraino & Ingber, PLLC, we understand the complexities of guardianship and conservatorship matters. Our compassionate attorneys will work closely with you to navigate the legal process, ensuring that the best interests of the ward or protected individual are upheld. We will provide you with the guidance and representation you need to fulfill your role as a guardian or conservator effectively.